Catron County Fair - Celebrating the youth of Catron County for over 50 years!

Superintendent:  Leisil Luera   575-538-1582
Team Penning and Branding---6 minutes
Time starts when first member crosses chalk line.

  • Pairs will be released into opposite end of the arena.  Both pairs will need to be moved to the opposite end of the arena and penned.
  • At this time two calves must be roped by the heels and drug out of the pen to be branded.
  • Calves must be branded on the left hip.
  • All ropes must be off calf before being branded.
  • No loping in herd or out of herd with a calf roped.
  • Illegal loops include:  front leg, head, half head with front foot, loop cannot travel thru the body to catch hind feet.  High hock and one leg is ok.
Time will stop when calves are back with cows and gate is shut.

Wild Horse Catching and Mugging--6 minutes
Time starts when first roper enters the round pen to rope their horse.

  • All horses must have all tack removed and turned out into round pen.
  • Each team member must rope their own horse; the rope must be swung at least once.  (Does NOT need to be hoola hand)  Take horse back across line to saddle.  Members may help each other saddle.
  • Once all horses are saddled and all members mounted, they must rope and mug the steer in the arena by three legs.
  • Anyone can rope the steer; do not need to have a designated roper.
  • At least one head catch must be made within the first 3 minutes after all horses are saddled and members mounted.
  • Head catch must not be harmful to cattle(illegal catches include nose caught in loop, legs caught in head loop, or single horn) Heels can not be roped and steer stretched, the steer must be mugged!
  • Mugged steer must stay tied for 6 seconds and must not be tripped or knocked down, it must be mugged!
  • All ropes must be off steers before time is called.
Time stops when mugged steer is tied and judge calls time.
Hide Race and Trailer Loading--5 minutes
Time starts when cowboys on foot hand rope to dragger.

  • Truck, trailer, and hide will be in the arena.
  • A mounted member will be at stripping chute, North end of the arena holding two other members horses.
  • Two members must ride the hide while being drug around the truck and trailer to their horses.
  • Once entire team is mounted a steer will be released into the arena.
  • Steer must be roped by the head and drug into the trailer with ropes removed once loaded.  Head catch must not be harmful to cattle.  (same as above!)
  • Two horses must be loaded in back of the trailer with all gates closed and "road ready".
  • It is permissible to ride your horse into the trailer with the steer, as long as there are two horses in the back of the trailer and ready to go.
Time stops when team members are all loaded in the cab of the truck and doors shut.
** We ask that after each team completes their even to please follow their cattle back to the stripping chutes.
Any portions of any events that are unable to be completed will NOT disqualify a team or give them a NO TIME.  It will simply add a time penalty to their overall time.  Example:  We expect each event to take half the allotted time.  Therefore, if you are unable to mug your steer--add 3 minutes, steer not loaded in the trailer--add 3 minuted.

All contestants MUST wear long sleeve western shirts, cowboy hat and boots at all times in the arena.  Hats cannot be intentionally knocked off.  Chaps and Leggings are optional.

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